CNAS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Call For Presentations

Key details

Date: The 2022 CNAS Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place May 5, 2022

Abstract/Submission deadline: TBD

About the event

All current CNAS undergraduate students and December 2021 graduates are invited to submit a poster for the CNAS Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Presentations will be refereed, and awards will be given for $100 (first place) and $50 (second place) for each CNAS department and the cooperative engineering program.

Awards Ceremony will take place with a guest speaker: TBD

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2021 Winners

Biology: Ecology, Wildlife and Conservation

1st Place: Abigail Giering
DO OZARK NATIVE DUCKWEED SPECIES STAND A CHANCE AGAINST NON-NATIVE LANDOLTIA PUNCTATA IN AMMONIA POLLUTED WATERS?
Faculty Advisor: Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles

2nd Place: Madoch Jamroch, Allison Scott
​​​​​​​ANATOXIN-A DETECTION IN SPRINGFIELD WATER SYSTEMS
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Babur Mirza

Biology: Cellular, Microbiology and Genetics

1st Place: Nhi Le, Cameron Kirk
KINETIC ANALYSIS OF CADMIUM QUANTUM DOT’S TRAFFIC
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kyoungtae Kim

2nd Place: Dailyn Jones
IDENTIFICATION OF THE TERATOGENIC AND TOXIC EFFECTS OF THE HERBICIDES HEXAZINONE, MECOPROP, AND THIFENSULFURON-METHYL ON ZEBRAFISH EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT AND SURVIVAL
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ryan Udan

Chemistry

1st Place: Autumn Pilarski
1H SOLUTION NMR ANALYSIS OF AN 8MER NON-PALINDROMIC DNA SEQUENCE CONTAINING A U:G MISMATCH
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Meints

2nd Place: Giselle Campos, Samuel Nack
COMPUTATIONAL STUDY ON STRUCTURE OF IR SPECTRAL LIBRARY USING CLUSTER ANALYSIS
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Razib Iqbal and Dr. Keiichi Yoshimatsu

Cooperative Engineering

1st Place: Dominic Zucchini, Tyler Tracy, Cassidy Johnson, Whitney Vermillion
CONTACTLESS LEVEL ACQUISITION AND MONITORING SYSTEM (CLAMS)
Faculty advisors: Dr. Doug Carroll and Dr. Matt Pierson

2nd Place: Curtis Brumfield, Kyle Doran, Logan Reed, Benjamin Hynes
UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF POWER FACTOR CORRECTION
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi

Geology

1st Place Dorian DeHart
TEMPERATURE AND DISCHARGE MONITORING OF SPRINGS AND STREAMS TO APPROXIMATE WATER DRAINAGE BASINS IN THE SPRINGFIELD PLATEAU, MISSOURI
Faculty advisor: Dr. Doug Gouzie

2nd Place: Brianna Williams
​​​​​​​PLAGIOCLASE ZONING AS AN INDICATOR OF MAGMA PROCESSES AT SAN PEDRO VOLCANO, CENTRAL VOLCANIC ZONE, CHILE
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Gary Michelfelder

Geography, Geospatial and Planning

1st Place: Ramona Gomez
WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS OF THE SPRINGFIELD PLATEAU AQUIFER
Faculty advisor: Dr. Melida Gutierrez

2nd Place: Kara Smith
​​​​​​​YOUR PERSONAL TOUR THROUGH DUBLIN, IRELAND
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Krista Evans

Hospitality Leadership

1st Place: Courtney Roberts, Elijah Sellers, Mara Presot, Bethany Osheim
​​​​​​​TOURISTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF DESTINATION AND ITS PRODUCTS: THE CASE OF ITALY
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yoshimasa “Nancy” Kageyama.

Mathematics

1st Place: Fiona Wu, Slade Gunther
MIXED ERDOS TYPE POINT CONFIGURATION ESTIMATES
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steven Senger

2nd Place: Rachel Heili
USING MATHEMATICAL ARGUMENTS AS A TOOL TO DEVELOP CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING IN A DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS CLASS
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patrick Sullivan

Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

1st Place: Daniel Amuedo
FREE-STANDING LIQUID MEMBRANES AS A NON-FOULING FILTER FOR THE REMOVAL OF MICRO-PLASTICS FROM WATER
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tiglet Besara

2nd Place: Tyler McGilvry-James
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR DEFECT EXAMINATION (AIDE)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ridwan Sakidja